posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 08:31 AM
Originally posted by gortex
I would have thought given the interest in the Citizens UFO Disclose Hearings ATS members would be brimming with questions they would like asked to
the assembled experts and witnesses
Even if we have plenty of questions (and, trust me, I do...), why spend time researching and formulating questions and/or a proper briefing? Any
questions would need to be supported with some background so that the questioner can ask follow-up questions if the initial answer is incomplete
and/or inconsistent with other facts or prior statements by the relevant witness. I'm reluctant to spend time on this given:
(1) None of the members of mock-committee have requested a briefing from me;
(2) The organiser of the event (Steve Bassett) has not requested a briefing from me or offered to pass any questions on to the members of the
(3) There are various issues casting doubt on the value of the entire exercise, not least being whether the witnesses will be giving their evidence on
In relation to the last of these points, I posted a query about this on the Facebook page of Steve Bassett (as the person behind the "hearing") a week
ago today. I posted:
"Will the testimony given to the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure be given on oath? Or are witnesses prepared to sign an affidavit after giving their
evidence that the testimony they gave was true? Several of the photos at the top of the main webpage for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure show the
oath being administered to those giving testimony to congressional committees, so hopefully this key element of congressional hearings is being
replicated for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure."
I've had no reply at all so far from Steve Bassett.
Nick Pope (one of the participants in the forthcoming "hearing") was kind enough to respond, indicating that "I’d have no objection to taking some
sort of (secular) oath, or signing an affidavit. But it’s Steve’s event, so it’s up to him how he wants to structure things".
I posted about this issue on a few UFO discussion forums (including ATS and elsewhere). Only one other person (Lillian Waters (associated with MUFON))
posted on the relevant thread on Steve Bassett's Facebook page (at the link above) stating :
"I think it is a good idea to have the witnesses take an oath. The press has been labeling the Citizen Hearing as 'fake' and 'mock'. Let's make it
'real'. Administer the oath to the witnesses just like it would be done in a regular congressional hearing. It would show that we take this
edit on 18-4-2013 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)